Venezuela's Banesco appoints new CEO

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy People Andean

More than a month after 11 of the bank's top executives were arrested, Banesco taps Jose Grasso Vecchio to lead the firm

Santander appoints deputy ECM head

Capital Markets Equity People

Fernando Szterling joins the Spanish bank from JPMorgan's equities team, source

Gonzalez Calvillo appoints AC, AML Counsel


Luis Ortiz brings 15 years of experience in anti-corruption and money laundering to the Mexican law firm

BAML's ECM head departs

Equity Capital Markets People

William McArthur leaves after 10 years with the US investment bank

BRF names former Petrobras CEO to top post

People Brazil

Brazilian fill the vacant position and also names new COO

Scotia snares former HSBC banker


Canadian bank names Juan Claudio Fullaondo its head of LatAm DCM

BancoEstado replaces Martabit

People Chile

Julio Guzman Herrera takes on CFO duties at the Chilean state-run bank

Commerzbank Brazil names new CEO

People Brazil

Ronaldo Cezario Correa replaces Harald Lipkau who retires after almost 30 years at the German bank

Garcia departs HSBC in New York

People US Loans

Loan syndications banker had been at the UK-Hong Kong institution since September 2007

Peru picks new finmin

Economy & Policy People Politics

Carlos Oliva, a former deputy at MEF, replaces David Tuesta and becomes the fifth finance minister in a year

Skadden makes two LatAm lawyers counsel

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets People

Lauren Bennett and Ralph Perez earn promotions in the law firm's Sao Paulo and Chicago offices, respectively

Peru looks for new finmin

People Regulation Politics

David Tuesta leaves his post after bus and truck drivers threaten to protest against hiking fuel taxes

Petrobras names new CEO

People Loans Energy

Ivan Monteiro steps in for Pedro Parente at Brazil's state-owned energy company

Petrobras shares tumble after CEO quits

People Energy Politics

Pedro Parente says he will not be an "obstacle" to ending an ongoing trucker strike

Canadian ECA VP moves to Mexico

Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy People

EDC looks to grow in Latin America, where the agency has posted more than $13bn in business the past two years